The Lord’s Taverners Ireland is a charity for young people with additional needs.

The Lord's Taverners ireland charity

Our Mission

To give young people with additional needs a sporting chance. We believe that sport and recreation are essential to development. We are passionate about helping to create more opportunities for young people to take part in these activities.

Young people with additional needs are less than half as likely to take part in sport at least once a week than young people without a disability.

Our Impact

We help to achieve this mission by focusing on two key areas and donating – minibuses, specially adapted where necessary and sports and recreational equipment, including sports wheelchairs.

To date, we have donated:




Sports Wheelchairs and Sports Bikes


Supported Sport Clubs

Our Partnerships

Lord’s Taverners Ireland has maintained a great partnership with Cricket Leinster in recent years. As their preferred charity partner, we have also supported them through our collaborative work with the Table Cricket Programme.

Lord’s Taverners Ireland has also re-established its partnership with Cricket Ireland for the next three years, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the two organisations.

The Irish Wheelchair Association has also been a great support to Lord’s Taverners Ireland. Through them, the charity has been fortunate to identify and help many clubs and individuals across Ireland to acquire specialised minibuses and sporting equipment.

Throughout its history the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has also benefitted greatly from the advice and support provided by The Lord’s Taverners UK including the three directors nominated to serve on our Board, initially John Hooper and Leo Callow and most recently Tom Rodwell.


The Christmas Lunch Returns

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the annual Christmas lunch will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday 15th December 2022 following two years of cancellations due to covid pandemic restrictions. Attendees will meet old friends, enjoy a splendid meal and have lots of laughs with entertaining speakers such as…
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Over 15 years of giving!

It’s been over 20 years since the Irish branch of the Lord’s Taverners was set up in Ireland. Since then, the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has continued to raise thousands of Euro each year to help young people benefit from an involvement in sport and recreational activity.  As both a club and a charity, we strongly…
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Medal Winning Duo!

We were delighted to catch up recently with Angie Benhaffaf, mother of twins Hassan and Hussein, to congratulate her on their recent success at the Disabled Sports England Junior Championship in Coventry, winning a total of six medals including a gold for Ireland. Angie spoke of the poignancy of the date as it marked 13yrs…
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Table Cricket – 2022 update

In June this year we saw the first ever inter-school Primary School Competition in Leinster for Table Cricket. We were extremely proud to get this off the ground as it was due to happen back in March 2020 when covid hit. For those that don’t know what table cricket is, it’s an adapted version of…
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Cricket Ireland unveils Lord’s Taverners Ireland as official charity partner

The Lord’s Taverners Ireland has been unveiled as the new charity partner of Cricket Ireland for the next three years, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the two organisations.

Previously Cricket Ireland’s charity partner from 2015 to 2018 it is great to see this partnership commit to another three years of working together.

Speaking about the partnership, Paul Farrell, Chair of Lord’s Taverners Ireland, said: “We are delighted to re-establish our partnership with Cricket Ireland and would like to thank Warren and his colleagues for all their cooperation. This year we will finance two buses for very worthy recipients, and we are continuing to support the expansion of the Table Cricket programme. A new initiative will see us provide a boat to enable young sailors with disabilities participate in their sport. The partnership with Cricket Ireland will significantly help us to engage with cricket players, administrators, and supporters in promoting our charity.”

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland said: “We are very pleased that Cricket Ireland has re-kindled a formal charitable relationship with the Lord’s Taverners Ireland – the work of Paul and his volunteer team is simply fantastic in delivering incredible support projects to many young people across Ireland. The ability of sport to inspire and improve lives is well documented, but to be able to help young people with disabilities – to make sport and healthy activities more accessible and available – is a goal we all share and we all have a responsibility to support. We encourage all within the Irish cricket family and beyond to support this great charity and directly improve the lives of young people in need across Ireland.”

Warren Deutrom (CI) and Ken Brennan (LTI) sign the agreement